Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dallas trucker's arrest to be re-enacted in Mexico - WFAA

Dallas trucker's arrest to be re-enacted in Mexico

Credit: WFAA

The family of a local truck driver, who has been jailed in Mexico for two weeks, is traveling to the border to try and get answers and secure his release. The mother, girlfriend and boss of Jabin Bogan, 27, are flying to El Paso Tuesday to meet with an attorney.

Associated Press

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM

EL PASO (AP) -- A Mexican court has authorized a re-enactment of events leading to the arrest of a Dallas trucker who says he made a wrong turn into Mexico with a truckload of ammunition.

Jabin Bogan's attorney says experts and prosecutors will attend the Thursday re-enactment of the moment when Bogan tried to make a U-turn at a border crossing bridge at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Bogan has been jailed since the April 17 incident in which he was found with 268,000 bullets inside his 18-wheeler.

Bogan has claimed his GPS malfunctioned. Mexican customs officials testified he was trying to turn around and, when asked, showed paperwork showing the ammunition was destined for a wholesaler in Arizona.

Prosecutors alleged Bogan concealed the cargo and charged him with smuggling military ammunition.

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